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The Supreme Court of Australia Transcript of Proceedings Between Peter Julian Hansen (Plaintiff) and Northern Land Council (Defendant) pages 52-117



The Supreme Court of Australia Transcript of Proceedings Between Peter Julian Hansen (Plaintiff) and Northern Land Council (Defendant) pages 52-117

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I can't stay' and with that, he turned on his heels and walked out of the office. And, as a result of that, what advice if any did you give Mr Dodson?---Well, I said we should write to him. And did you subsequently prepare a letter to be sent to the auditor? " Perhaps I could ask you to have a look at document number 65?---Yes. Yes, have you perused document 65?---Yes. Is that a draft letter you prepared for Mr Dodson to send to the auditor, Mr Barry Hanson?---Yes, it is. And to your knowledge, was that letter, the original of it, ultimately sent to Mr Hanson?---Yes. If I could also ask you to direct your attention to the heading on page 2, of that document, there's the heading, 'Audit qualification 1991/92' and then there appears -to- be~ a quote. What is in quotes runs from, 'The purpose of this_ letter' to nor the amounts of your actual future expenditure' and then-the quotes are closed. Are you able to say where that quo'te- comes from or not?---Yeah, it comes from a letter written by the auditor.to the director. Right, that is a - - - ?---I think - - - previous letter written by Mr Barry Hanson to Mr Dodson?--- By Mr Barry Hanson to director Dodson. And I think I may have asked you this already; but the letter of 4 February was sent to Mr Hanson, the auditor?---Yes. I rll return to that point in time shortly but if I may then just come back to 1 February 1993, and it's a different topic. On that day, did you also have a meeting with Mr Haritos about problems with the Land Rights News?---Yes. How did that meeting come about?---During the course of that day, Tony bluntly said to me, 'I'm not going to be able to meet the 11 February deadline.' Yes?---So, he was just quite blunt, 'I'm not going to be able to meet it.' So I thought, well, theres not much point in taking this too much further with him, it's now becoming quite ludicrous that he's just not approaching his job in a responsible manner', so I went to Mick and said - told him what Tony had told me and we had a brief discussion about meeting Snowdons requirements of getting a favourable Land Rights Act out prior to the election, there's still intense 53/ld Hansen 109 P.J. HANSEN XN 18/11/98